Center for Injury Research and Policy Welcomes International Affiliate Faculty

October 4, 2010

The Center for Injury Research and Policy (CIRP) of The Research Institute at Nationwide Children’s Hospital has invited selected scientists outside the United States whose work is primarily concerned with injury control and prevention to become international affiliate faculty.

These appointments will expand the international program at CIRP, which hosts speakers, trains scholars and establishes collaborative agreements with international institutions.

“International cooperation in injury research and prevention is integral to our goal of globally reducing injury-related pediatric death and disability,” said Gary Smith, MD, DrPH, director of the Center for Injury Research and Policy. “Appointing international affiliate faculty is one way our center seeks to promote such cooperation.”

Three international scientists have been appointed as affiliate faculty – Zengzhen Wang, MD; Xujun Zhang, PhD; and Limin Wang, MD. A professor in the Department of Epidemiology and Health Statistics at Tongji Medical College, Dr. Wang has research interests in agricultural injuries and drug abuse interventions among Chinese adolescents. Dr. Zhang, President of The Southeast University Injury Prevention Research Institute at Southeast University, focuses on road traffic injuries and pesticide-poisonings among Chinese farmers. Dr. Wang, director of the Division of Disease Surveillance at the Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention, focuses her research on agricultural injuries and injury surveillance.

“The Center for Injury Research and Policy is very excited to welcome these three outstanding international scientists,” said Huiyun Xiang, MD, MPH, PhD, director for International Programs of CIRP. “We look forward to enhancing global scientific exchange and working to decrease the burden of injury worldwide.”

The Center for Injury Research and Policy (CIRP) works globally to reduce injury-related pediatric death and disabilities. With innovative research at its core, CIRP works to continually improve the scientific understanding of the epidemiology, biomechanics, prevention, acute treatment and rehabilitation of injuries. CIRP serves as a pioneer by translating cutting edge injury research into education, advocacy and advances in clinical care. For related injury prevention materials or to learn more about the Center for Injury Research and Policy go to While visiting our website, sign up for the RSS feed in the What’s New section of our media center to receive e-mail updates of our latest news.

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